Cristina Herencia is a Peruvian social psychologist who works in interdisciplinary social sciences with a specialty in the study of indigenous peoples. On this show she discusses the effect of globalization and the spread of global capitalism on native peoples, especially in the Americas; the historical -- and continuing -- injustices committed against native peoples; the reemergence of indigenous peoples' movements on the public scene and the role of the United Nations in providing them with a forum; and what the non-patriarchial, egalitarian, earth-rooted Indian cultures have to offer a contemporary world in crisis.
Herencia, who has been teaching introductory sociology at Austin Community College, has a Masters in Experimental Psychology from the State University of New York (SUNY) and a Ph.D in Latin American Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Cristina’s primary research deals with social identity in Native Andean peoples and cultures, especially in relation to gender, and the impact of globalization on their lives. She has presented talks and papers in the United States and in Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Peru, and Spain -- and in Havana and Paris. She attended the 1992 Columbus Quincentennial Commemoration and for the last nine years has participated in United Nations forums on indigenous peoples.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Running time: 56:08.